West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 27 July 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots except northwest 25 to 35 south of the Brooks Peninsula.

Fog patches forming late overnight and dissipating Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 July 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 July 2016
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 27 July 2016

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 27 July 2016 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PDT 27 July 2016 A nearly stationary ridge of high pressure extending from well
offshore toward the Central Coast will slowly shift northward to lie
over Haida Gwaii by Thursday afternoon. Under this pattern, strong to
gale force northwesterly winds will prevail over most southern
waters.

Gale force northwesterlies off west coast Vancouver Island and
through Johnstone Strait will continue tonight. The winds will ease
slightly overnight then strengthen again Thursday afternoon. Westerly
winds through Juan de Fuca Strait will flirt with gales in the
evenings.

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